Upgrading/replacing combo drive in iBook

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by sandman42, Sep 1, 2004.

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    sandman42

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    It looks like my Combo Drive in my iBook is dead, and Apple says it will be too expensive for them to fix it (the guy said "close to $1k"!). I'm thinking about replacing it myself. I'm not afraid of doing the work, but I'm not sure what replacement drive to get.

    My computer has a Toshiba SD-R2002 in it now, and from searching the web it looks like the Toshiba SD-R2412 is a popular replacement. Problem is, they don't seem to be available anywhere.

    Can anyone recommend any other replacements? Can I just plug in the new drive and expect it to work? The new drives are much faster than my original drive - will my computer be able to take advantage of that speed increase?

    Thanks!
     
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    musicpyrite

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    First off, what type of iBook is it, slot-loading, or tray?
     
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    sandman42

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    Sorry, it's a tray-loading 600MHz, Dual USB.
     

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